The American sports car market has shrunk to such an extent that a few models like the Corvette and Mustang still remain. Dodge Viper came on the scene a while ago and helped take the segment to new heights and is a stunning example of how cruel this classic model can be. With a pair of turbochargers and support mode, it produces about 900 hp (671 kW).
Available in Bring A Trailer, this 1998 Viper GTS looks quite stock from the outside. Of course, Viper’s stock exterior design is still quite extreme compared to almost everything else in his day. Even now, it’s a glamorous ride that will turn heads without much hassle.
This particular example is the iconic racing stripe lever feature well known to this car. While many will more easily remember the blue and white combo, the silver and black found in this car still looks great. The short video from the list allows us to listen to the 8.0-liter V10 under that bodywork.
Hardcore Viper fans may remember that this engine sounds a bit different and there is no doubt that it is due to the Garrett GT3582R turbocharger. These are supported by Oliver Racing Connecting Rod, Custom Fuel Rail and T&D Machine Product Roller Rocker, while a complete Corsa exhaust system provides optimal flow.
According to the Dino Graph included in the sale, this Viper produces 891 hp (664 kW) and 917 lb-ft (1,241 Nm) of torque. Note that the original car produced only 450 hp (335 kW) and 490 lb-ft (663 Nm). In fact, it is even more powerful than the last production Viper ACR that produced 645 hp (480 kW) and 600 lb-ft (812 Nm).
Although this sports car is not perfect at all. Mileage inconsistencies hit the history report and could contribute to the seller’s decision to keep it without any reserve. Yet, for the right buyer, this extended viper could be a giant bargain.